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Five years into the program, more than 20,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers are now signed up for the Dominion Green Power program, the utility says.

According to Dominion, participants have supported more than 650 GWh of renewable energy since 2009. Participation in the program has grown substantially after hitting the 15,000 participation mark last year at this point, representing a growth of 33% in one year.

The Dominion Green Power Program offers customers the option to match their home electricity use with renewable energy by either usage or in fixed monthly amounts. Renewable energy is purchased in the form of renewable energy certificates from recently built wind, solar and biomass facilities in Virginia and the surrounding region.

The utility explains that the fixed option starts at $2 and can be increased in $2 increments. Each $2 block supports 154 kWh of power from renewable sources. The option based on usage adds $0.013/kWh, with a typical household using 1,000 kWh paying an additional $13 per month on their bill.

The top five cities with the strongest customer participation are Richmond, Alexandria, Arlington, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville.




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